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truck bed removal

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by skip56, Apr 28, 2002.

  1. skip56

    skip56 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I need to remove the bed of my 86 chevy S-10 pick-up 2WD long bed. has anyone experienced this and can you tell me how to do it? thank in advance
  2. dany

    dany Member
    Messages: 89

    I have done this many times. U might have a hard time with the bolts being rusy so spray some wd-40 on em. If they will still not budge like the ones on my 75 f-250 you might have to grind the heads off the bolts inside the bed. BECAREFUL and use a steady hand so u dont damage the bed if u must take that route. Have a couple of guys to help u lift it off.

    good luck
  3. snow

    snow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 1,002

    Another product i'd recommend is KROIL made by Kano Laboratories . I work at a gas station, and the mechanic says that KROIL is the best product out of the penetraiting oil, PB Blaster and WD40. We order the stuff by the case. Might try it out.

  4. Knightcrawler

    Knightcrawler Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 28

    s-10 bed removal

    the bolts on the s-10s do not go thru the bed of the truck. the bolt into the support rails on the bottom side of the bed. I have body dropped many of these trucks and I personaly have never had a problem getting the bolts off with only a socket and breaker bar, any other questions on s-10s I might be able to answer because i have dissassembled alot of these for dropping.
  5. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 739

    The bed is attached the same way as on my dodge. I had to snap the heads off and when it was off i flipped it over and drilled out the holes then i just used bolts, and nuts with lock washers instead of retapping the holes. seems to work just fine.
  6. GLS

    GLS Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    When installing a hitch on my 89 chevy 1500 I had to remove two bolts. One snapped off with the impact wrench, but the other didn't. I tried PB blaster, but that failed. I endud up cutting if off with the sawzall.